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Reverso Pumps makes the world's best Oil Change Systems, Pumps, Fuel Primers and Fuel Polishing Systems. We service over 20 different industries and our products are a key component of preventive maintenance for your diesel engines, generators and diesel pumps.
The following article is provided by CAT's Electric Power Advisor website. Click here to see original article.
"Preventive maintenance for generator sets should include a check of fuel condition. Clean fuel going into a tank does not assure clean fuel coming out. Condensation can occur in fuel tanks, whether a generator set is in regular use or sits idle for lengthy periods. Microbial growth can occur with the buildup of water. As the microbes feed on fuel and water, waste falls to the bottom of the tank. These microbial droppings are sometimes referred to as algae growth, but it bears no resemblance to real algae. It is sludge-like in nature and acidic, and can cause significant damage to engines.
This waste material can not only clog fuel filters, it can damage fuel injectors, causing downtime and expensive repairs. There is only one complete way to clean your fuel of microbial sludge – fuel polishing. Before discussing polishing, consider the drawbacks to partial steps that are not as effective. You can drain water and sludge from the bottom of the fuel tank or put biocides in the tank. Draining the tank removes most of the sludge but doesn’t remove entrained water, allowing new microbial growth. Biocides kill microbes but do not address the issue of existing sludge. And when additional fuel is added to the tank, the sludge is re-suspended.
With stricter environmental requirements, tight fuel system tolerances and pressures approaching 30-thousand psi, the smallest of contaminants or emulsified water can damage the fuel injectors and/or clog fuel filters. Fuel polishing removes the particulate matter and entrained water to greatly reduce the possibility of damage to fuel system parts. The process essentially loops diesel fuel out of and back into the fuel tank. There are three stages as the fuel is looped through the system – a centrifuge, a conditioning magnet and filters. By using this complete process to treat fuel, you eliminate the need to drain tanks.
You can make arrangements to polish fuel in one of two ways. You can add a polishing unit to your tank on site or you can include the process in preventive maintenance agreements to be performed at prescribed times. Either way, the cost is relatively inexpensive when compared to the damage the contaminated fuel can do to engines, and the cost of renting generator sets when downtime occurs.
When you consider fuel polishing, remember to use a system that includes all three stages of treatment. Some competitive offerings simply put a hose on the bottom of tanks and suck sludge from the bottom. As mentioned earlier, that is not a total solution and certainly does not remove entrained water. Remember, fuel polishing does not replace, but rather augments the filtering of fuel as it enters the tank.
Fuel polishing is an important part of your fuel quality management and will help generator sets perform up to expectations, giving you fewer worries. Please contact us for more information.
A special thanks to Dennis Albers with Carter Machinery for their participation in the development of this article."
50 foot Ocean Alexander, INSEQUENT. This project includes a Reverso 150 GPH fuel polishing system (Model FPS150R) to maintain clean fuel onb board. The entire design has the boat owner in mind for easy access and monitoring of fuel systems.
The 50 foot Ocean Alexander, INSEQUENT’s new fuel polishing and filtration system, is well designed and labeled to make the system accessible to boat owner.
The 50 foot Ocean Alexander, Insequent’s new fuel polishing and filtration system at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.
See original post on Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op's blog.
UltraGuard™+ fuel additive keeps fuel stable for an extended storage period and is a unique multifunctional diesel additive that improves combustion and reduces emissions. More complete combustion results in emission reductions and increased fuel efficiency. It is designed to improve the overall performance of diesel equipment. Also, the demulisifiers keep fuel free of water and corrosion inhibitors protect the storage system and equipment.
A majority of fuel additives blends the water into the fuel. UltraGuard™+ will separate the water from the fuel.
A half gallon bottle will treat 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
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|24V with Reversing Switch (45-2431)||List Price $1045||Sale Price $418
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120V, 60 Hz with Reversing Switch (28-3399) List Price $580 Sale Price $295
120V, 60 Hz with On/Off Switch (28-3401) List Price $580 Sale Price $295
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Oil Change 700 - Heavy Duty fast lube oil change system 700 Series with gear pump.
24V with 5 Valves (44-2409) List Price $1529 Sale Price $764.50
ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 17, 2011 - As a way to reduce particulate matter, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), with only 15 ppm or less of sulfur, was mandated for use in most vehicles, boats and machinery as of December 2010. As a practical matter, however, ULSD has been around since late 2006 when 2007 model year vehicles with more advanced emissions control devices began requiring its use in cars. And since most fuel refiners don't have the capacity to offer more than one type of diesel, it's also been sold at marinas ever since.
During that time, the BoatUS Damage Avoidance Program has kept a close look out for any potential problems with the newer, environmentally-friendly fuel. Recently, the boat owner association's Damage Avoidance Program publication, Seaworthy, The BoatUS Marine Insurance and Damage Avoidance Report, investigated the issue and has these findings to share:
Lubricity: In diesel engines, having enough "lubricity" in the fuel is critical - without it, the engine would grind itself to a premature death. A lot of publicity has been given to ULSD because the process of removing sulfur from diesel fuel also removes much of the fuel's lubricity. Contrary to what some have said, however, lubricity is not a problem with ULSD. Minimum lubricity is a requirement of the ASTM-D975 diesel fuel standard and oil companies typically use a synthetic additive to return fuel to its pre-ULSD lubricity levels.
Cetane: All diesel fuel must have a cetane rating of at least 40. Most regular diesel fuel has a cetane rating of 43 to 45, which should be fine for most boat engines. The good news is that the cetane numbers remained the same with ULSD.
Gaskets: When the transition was made to low-sulfur diesel (LSD) in 1993, there were problems with leaking gaskets. Newer gaskets that resist leaking were developed, but there were some fears that the gaskets might not stand up to ULSD. After talking to numerous marina owners and engine manufacturers, leaking gaskets don't appear to be a problem.
Water and "Bugs": Microbial growth - bugs - need water to grow and have always been a concern with diesel fuel. ULSD holds less water than older, higher-sulfur fuels, which means that any water entering the tank is less likely to be absorbed and instead more likely to become a breeding ground for bugs. Biocides (and cold weather) kill the bugs but their tiny little carcasses pile up in funereal goo at the bottom of the tank. Tanks may need to be cleaned more often to prevent clogged filters and corrosion. The best defense is to keep tanks as full as possible (especially over winter storage) and keep a routine eye on the water separator.
Courtesy of NEWS From BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at http://www.BoatUS.com/pressroom
Struggling Barge Now Completely Underwater Off Miami Coast
November 9, 2011 10:10 PM
For full story, click here: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/11/09/sinking-barge-off-miami-beach-moved-to-deeper-water/
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A foundering barge is now completely underwater 20 miles off the coast of Miami.
In the afternoon, photos from boats and planes monitoring the progress of the doomed barge show it standing up in the water, perpendicular to the waves, like a giant exclamation point. Many of the containers have fallen from the barge, and are in the water surrounding or are already headed to the bottom.
“The barge has flipped over and the stern is in the air, and we are monitoring the situation, helping to see if we can expedite the sinking of this barge,” said Capt. Chris Scraba, commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami.
The Coast Guard has been working with the barge and the tug that had
been towing it for 3 days, after the tug Sante Tio lost power due to bad
“It appears at least half the barge compartments have been compromised and their flooded.” Cory Offutt, owner of Tow Boat US Miami, told CBS4′s David Sutta as they flew over the scene Wednesday.
Salvage companies from across South Florida have tried to save it but in the end couldn’t. “It’s pretty impressive that it’s still floating, ” Offut said. “It’s amazing the owner is going to lose his barge and his business. It’s dramatic in a lot of different ways.”
” By sinking the vessel out in 2 thousand feet of water,” Capt. Scaraba said, “we have done the best we can to ensure the environment is safe, and that there is no damage to the environment.”
The cause of the stranding is still under investigation, but the tug and barge began the trip in Haiti, and it’s there has been speculation the tug could have taken on contaminated fuel that fouled it’s engines.
The barge has been valued at $350 thousand.
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ILFC Ten 35 Combustion Catalyst, Burn Rate Modifier and Lubricant
offers complete combustion thereby producing more useful energy while
reducing soot and smoke. It’s also highly concentrated – 1 oz. treats 80
gallons of diesel fuel.
ILFC Ten35 Provides:
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|A Primary Filter is Already in Place – Use It to Polish Your Fuel|
The only true Fuel Polishing Module available. Just add the filter of your choice.
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the efficiency of a built-in system with the convenience of portability.
With a 630 GPH (2,400 LPH) flow rate, the DFS Cart provides the power
necessary to remediate and clean tanks up to 3000 gallons. Utilizing a
Separ Filter, the Cart eliminates sludge and water buildup in the tank,
has 99.9% water separation (Certified TUV report using SAE J1839) and
99% particulate removal.
control box with 5-hour mechanical timer, LED indicators for element
replacement and backflushing, safety shutdown and alarms for clogged
filter and water make cleaning your diesel fuel easy, convenient and
economical. Learn more here.
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